That Ben Carson has been basically headlined as the black (albeit neurosurgeon) version of Sarah Palin speaks volumes. Essentially, he’s an idiot. When you’re white and an idiot running for President (think: Sarah Palin and oh so many others), it’s kind of funny and you can be the running butt of many jokes.
But when you’re black and you’re an idiot running for President, it’s not so funny. And when you’re black, brilliant AND an idiot running for President, well, that’s over the top dangerous to the cause of black folks and every other marginalized group in America.
Ben Carson is the Tea Party darling. Given that I believe the TP is just the 21st century version of the Ku Klux Klan, it is even more astonishing that a black man from Detroit who grew up poor, raised by a single mom, could believe the politics of such a wing-nut, racist, extremist, vile, hateful (am I making myself clear?) group.
Ben must have been mentored for his new political career by Clarence “Uncle Tom” Thomas.
Harriet Tubman once said “I freed a thousand slaves. I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves.”
If only Ben knew.